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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
361-749-4088
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 86
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  • 99
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  • 64
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Try the calamari

Try the calamari. Served in planks rather than circles. Very good… The service is always good and the view of the marina is hard to beat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
BusDriver737
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Port Aransas, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Port Aransas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Try the calamari. Served in planks rather than circles. Very good… The service is always good and the view of the marina is hard to beat.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Every summer, my family takes a fishing trip to the Texas coast and Virginia's on the Bay is one of our favorite spots for lunch! The location on the marina is fabulous and makes for a great place to kick back and enjoy a leisurely lunch while listening to the sounds of the surf. I'm a big fan of their... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Setting was nice by the water. The food wasn't bad, but not spectacular. I would go back, but wouldn't call it a "have to go to" spot.

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we stopped here on a Saturday afternoon after birding. It is a rowdy place busy even at this time of day. there is a bar in the middle of the restaurant and tables all around. It was 73 outside and windy so the doors were closed. It has glass garage style doors all around the restaurant that are usually opened... More 

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Houston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Grilled tuna was pretty good and fresh. Wife's shrimp poorboy was average. Overall, average food but a bit overpriced.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Always fresh always good, one of the most scenic spots on the TX coast. On the water, prettiest water on the coast.

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London
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There was another restaurant my wife saw when we approached this one and we should have gone there or anywhere else. Virginia's wasn't bad, it was just okay. Nothing special. We got a seat overlooking the water so that was a plus, except the lighting was bad. Needs an overhead light. It was hard to see the menu. The waitress... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had dinner there on two occasions during our recent stay in Port A. Both times the food was very good and the service good as well. We returned the second time partially because of the food but also because they had entertainment during dinner hours - a solo guitarist by the name of Bo Rivers - well worth going... More 

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Coldspring, Texas
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194 reviews 194 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We have eaten here many times. The food is usually reliably good. This time was the exception. The main dishes were up to par, but much of the rest of the food, the veggies etc. were not really hot enough. The atmosphere was "OK" but the service was not up to the usual Virginia's standard. Orders were taken promptly. Food... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visited on a cold day with a large group. The server was able to provided prompt service and separate checks for all. I had a coconut shrimp plate that was very good. Many of the plates were typical fried seafood dishes that you would see at beach side restaurants. Would visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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